Poker Cheat Uses Contact Lenses To Win Big

Poker Cheat Uses Contact Lenses

Strange but true! has this yet happened in one of the UK Casinos? what are the common methods of people trying to cheat in the UK Casinos. Would you like to share what you know :). As long as there has been gambling and money involved then of course there has been the elusive cheat. They are everywhere not just the casinos (no bad press required) The dishonest people of society spend all of their days working out ways to scam people. The only change from the bad old days from simply marking cards with their finger nails is that now they are getting more and more sophisticated in their methods. I guess the security teams have their work cut out also to keep pace with todays unsavoury characters

Card sharp used infrared contact lenses in Cannes poker scam

An Italian has been sentenced to two years in prison after using infra-red contact lenses to count cards marked with invisible ink, in a daring poker scam believed to be “the first of its kind in Europe”.

The self-styled “player and cheat of international renown” impressed even the presiding judge for his sophisticated use of “old techniques and high-end technology” to win thousands of pounds at a casino in theFrench Côte d’Azur resort of Cannes.

The court in Grasse heard how Stefano Ampollini, 56 – code name Parmesan – turned up to “Les Princes” casino in the Mediterranean resort in August 2011, wearing a set of infra-red contact lenses purchased online from China for 2,000 euros.

Opposite him on the other side of the stud poker table was a discreet accomplice, code name “The Israeli”, who sniffed or snorted to help Ampollini choose the right cards. Two corrupt casino staff members had already marked the cards with invisible ink.

Thanks to his special contacts, the Italian shark was then able to keep track of the game, racking up 70,000 euros between them without being caught.

“Casino security found his behaviour rather strange as he won very easily and, above all, because he folded twice when he had an excellent hand, suggesting he knew the croupier’s cards,” said Marc Concas, lawyer for the Groupe Lucien Barrière, which owns the casino.

Full Story at The Telegraph

Poker Cheat Uses Contact Lenses

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